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    • February 25, 2013
    • Trista Sutter's Only Ski Day: Pink Vail

    • Trista Sutter is writing a book, the title of which not surprisingly begins with, “Happily Ever After...” Her romance indeed played out in fairytale fashion on TV, when Vail firefighter Ryan Sutter won the heart of Bachelorette Trista in 2003, and Eagle County cheered them on. Their marriage was a highly publicized event (with more than 26 million viewers tuning in to watch the nuptials), and today they both embrace Vail as home along with their two adorable children.On March 9th, when Pink Vail... MORE →
    • February 19, 2013
    • Six Q & As with Kathi Thomson, Summit County’s Only Certified Hand Therapist

    • Hand therapy is a growing practice in the United State due to hand pain, lack of motion and even lack of grip. Kathi Thomson, a certified hand therapist at Howard Head Sports Medicine, has over 12 years of hand-specific experience. Following are a few question-and-answers with Kathi.Q: What kinds of problems do people with hand problems face? A: Hand and wrist problems create great functional limitations like being unable to grip a steering wheel, hold a ski pole or a glass or pinch and turn a k... MORE →
    • February 12, 2013
    • Lindsey Vonn Mending After Surgery on Right Knee

    • The swelling around Lindsey Vonn's repaired right knee has gone way down a day after surgery and her spirits way up.Back in time for the 2014 Sochi Games?Try possibly back in time for the beginning of the World Cup season in late November.The doctor who operated on Vonn's injured right knee thinks the four-time overall World Cup champion just might return that soon.That's the goal, anyway. And it's looking more promising following the procedure by Dr. Bill Sterett on Sunday to fix Vonn's knee af... MORE →
    • February 11, 2013
    • Lindsay Vonn Has Operation to Repair Shredded Knee Ligaments

    • The surgeon who operated on Lindsey Vonn's right knee was "optimistic for a full recovery" after she shredded two ligaments during a crash last week at the world championships.Dr. Bill Sterett, a physician for the U.S. Ski Team, performed the procedure on the four-time overall World Cup champion Sunday morning in Vail, Colo. In a release issued by the ski team, Sterett said the surgery went well and that she was resting comfortably."The overall success rate for ACL/MCL surgery is very good. Mode... MORE →
    • February 7, 2013
    • Sterett to Operate on Vonn Next Week

    • Within an hour after a roughly 70 mile per hour crash that caused Lindsey Vonn to tear two knee ligaments and fracture part of her tibia, the reigning alpine skiing World Cup champion wanted to know how long it would be before she could get back on her skis.U.S. Ski Team physician Dr. Bill Sterett was by Vonn's side after her super-G crash at the World Alpine Ski Championships in Schladming, Austria. He told the Vail Daily Wednesday that journalists aren't the only ones who want to know when the... MORE →
    • February 7, 2013
    • Dr. Robert F. LaPrade, Co-Authors Book Titled The IOC Manual of Sports Injuries

    • Dr. Robert F. LaPrade, orthopedic knee surgeon with The Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO, and Chief Medical Research Officer for the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, has recently co-authored a book titled: The IOC Manual of Sports Injuries:  An Illustrated Guide to the Management of Injuries During Physical Activity.  Created in collaboration with the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee, this exciting new book provides an extensive guide to the diagnosis, management, and c... MORE →
    • February 6, 2013
    • Lindsey Vonn Heading Home, Surgery Expected Next Week

    • American skier Lindsey Vonn will head home for surgery next week after tearing two ligaments in her right knee and breaking a bone in her lower leg in Tuesday's crash at the world championships.Vonn was released from the hospital late Tuesday and returned to the team hotel."I am grateful to my fans for the outpouring of support, which has really helped me stay positive," Vonn said in a statement Wednesday, a day after her crash here."I can assure you that I will work as hard as humanly possible ... MORE →
    • February 6, 2013
    • Dr. Robert LaPrade Discusses Common Injuries in Snow Skiing with the Vail Daily

    • Dr. Robert F. LaPrade, orthopedic knee surgeon with The Steadman Clinic in Vail, recently had a one-on-one with Vail Daily reporter John LaConte. During their discussion, which takes place up the side of the mountain in one of Vail's very own gondolas, Dr. LaPrade discusses common injuries that can be sustained on the mountain, especially during heavy snowfalls, and during warmer days when the snow melts which often leads to harder surface on the slopes.  ... MORE →
    • February 5, 2013
    • Call, Push, Shock: Starting Hearts Raises Awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    • On Valentine's Day 2007, Lynn Blake was embarking on a new job in Vail Village when she had a rude awakening. The 27-year-old suffered sudden cardiac arrest. Fortunately for her, someone trained in CPR stepped forward and kept her heart beating until emergency personnel arrived with a defibrillator.If someone dropped in front of you unconscious, with no notable pulse, would you know what to do? Some 325,000 people die every year of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in the United States. And, contrary ... MORE →
    • February 5, 2013
    • New Trends in ACL Tears and How to Prevent One

    • There are 200,000 injuries to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) per year in the United States, representing a cost of $3 billion.Three-fourths of all ACL tears are non-contact injuries (think skiing), and typically occur during deceleration, lateral pivoting, or landing. Most people who tear an ACL will hear a pop, feel their knee “giving way” and notice immediate pain and swelling.Female athletes are three to four times more likely to tear an ACL than male athletes playing at similar levels ... MORE →